Dr Nancy Malik
Q1. Can homeopathic medicine & conventional medicine be taken together?
Homeopathy is not exclusive and can be used along with conventional and complementary medical treatments. Certain drugs such as anti-hyper-tensive, drugs for cardiac or diabetic disorders or life-saving drugs need to be continued even with Homeopathic medicines. Others, such as anti-biotics should not be discontinued before completing the course and resorting to homeopathy medicine. This is why it is so important to consult a homeopath physician as they will be able to advise you on how to gradually reduce your conventional medicine in a sage way.
If during your homeopathy treatment, you may come down with some acute problem like throat infection, diarrhoea, vomiting, etc., at this time we advice that you should preferably take homeopathic treatment to handle this acute crisis.
The reason is that our body at the time of such acute crisis throws up certain peculiar symptoms which may not be felt so intensely otherwise. It is very likely that the remedy will cover these peculiar symptoms and thereby help you out of that acute crisis which will also relieve your other long-standing ailments. The research says that when an acute infection is handled with homeopathy the frequency of occurrence of such acute attacks reduces.
But if you take two together, it’s difficult to evaluate your progress because no one will came to know with which system of medicine you get better. The conventional medicine change the symptoms to such an extent that their original presentation of the symptom is lost, making it difficult to gather enough accurate information to prescribe the correct homeopathic remedy.
Q2. What is homeopathy?
Homeopathy is highly scientific, logical, safe, quick and extremely effective method of healing. It offers long lasting to permanent cure, treating the disease from its roots, for most of the ailments. Homeopathy does not treat superficially by just driving away the symptoms but heals the patient from within. Remember Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.). He said, “Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease”.